Outdoor Traveler – 10 Fantastic Beach Towns in Florida

Florida is known above all for its beaches, from the shell-laden shorelines along the Atlantic Ocean to the sugar-white coasts of the Florida Panhandle, and everything in between. With the sand comes fun beach towns! Santa Rosa Beach and Grayton Beach State Park: Part of the historic 30A region of the Florida Panhandle, Grayton Beach is home…

Pensacola News Journal – Dogs Not Best for Beach

In Response to “Moon: Beach and downtown target man’s best friend,” I understand that Troy Moon was poking fun at some of Pensacola’s new stances regarding dogs, the beach, and downtown businesses. However, his jokes and lighthearted comments reveal two seriously misguided yet common opinions about the impacts of dogs on the beach. Read the…

Duke Nicholas School – Dune Walkovers

I shielded my eyes against the bright summer sun as I hopped out of the county vehicle. We are in the busy tourist season here on the Florida Panhandle, and I could hear the beach-goers before I saw them. I was on the shoreline to check out the recently completed “dune walkovers,” five new structures…

One World, Two Feet – A Stormy Day on Okaloosa Island

Storms often create amazing conditions for beach photography. On Okaloosa Island, the spray from the waves settled into a dense fog along the sand. I loved how the lone walker’s silhouette added some perspective to the height of the waves and the dunes. See more of my photos and stories at oneworldtwofeet.com!

January 2, 2016. Sometimes, all the elements fall into place for a wonderful photo. I snapped this image at sunset along the Emerald Coast of Florida. Read more here!

When exploring, I tend to be a very active outdoorswomen. Time outside is an important part of my regular exercise, and on trips I try to rack up the miles. Most of the time, my constant movement works well. I’m usually searching for birds, and the farther I go, the more I see! But not…

Beaches are an amazing place to explore, both from an ecological and a photography perspective. They are ever changing, sands literally shifting from one area to another; they are a canvas for weather patterns that pass briefly and then disappear. To really know a beach, you must visit often, in all conditions and seasons. Though…

Now that I live on the Emerald Coast, I sometimes feel like my daily life is a vacation. Sure, I work eight hours a day in an office setting, but I also take my lunch breaks on the beach, and spend my off-time exploring new ecosystems that also happen to be spectacularly beautiful. Along the…

September 18, 2014 I love fall birding! Though it’s always painful for me to wake up before the sun, this morning I dragged myself out of bed at 6 a.m., threw on some clothes, checked my camera equipment, and met a fellow-birding friend for a trip to the Triangle Land Conservancy’s Horton Grove Nature Preserve….